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accobams mediterranean study of whales and dolphins
4 September 2018 Anna Moscrop
Alexandros Frantzis writes from on board vessel Song of the Whale, from the Hellenic Trench, off south Crete, Greece about Read more »
15 August 2018 CT Harry
In July, a collaborative team from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Read more »
whale research vessel in the Mediterranean
23 July 2018 Anna Moscrop
Song of the Whale arrives in Monaco, at the halfway point in summer research project in the Mediterranean R/V Song of Read more »
whale day in reykjavik iceland 2018
16 July 2018 Patrick Ramage
Record numbers come together to celebrate whales in Iceland - despite harpoons trained on endangered fin whales A record Read more »
Reports indicate blue whale or rare blue/fin whale hybrid killed by Icelandic wh
12 July 2018 Sigursteinn Masson
Early on the morning of July 7th, Icelandic whaler Kristian Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only Icelandic company involved Read more »
Fin whaling resumes in Iceland for first time in three years
20 June 2018 Sigursteinn Masson
For the first time since 2015, fin whale hunting is taking place in Iceland, with whaling vessels heading out to sea to Read more »
Celebrating World Oceans Day 2018
8 June 2018
Whales face more diverse and complex threats today than ever before. Through campaigning, research and hands-on rescues the Read more »
Disrupting wildlife cybercrime in Europe and Russia – new report uncovers the sc
24 May 2018 Tania McCrea-Steele
You could be forgiven for thinking that wildlife crime is something that only affects animals and people in Africa and Asia Read more »
Great news as the UK Government confirms ban on ivory sales
3 April 2018 David Cowdrey
Today is a great day for elephants, as the UK Government has announced a ban on ivory sales will go ahead, with a pledge Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
Australia takes one step closer to agreeing to protect elephants and shut down t
21 September 2018
One of the toughest bans on the sale of ivory is a step closer to coming into force, after the Parliamentary inquiry into the domestic sale of ivory and rhino horn, today tabled recommendations in Parliament for Australia to implement a domestic ban. Read more »
Japan’s controversial proposal which could have ended global ban on commercial w
14 September 2018
A controversial proposal by Japan to effectively end the global ban on commercial whaling has failed after being voted down by conservation-minded countries at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, prompting Japan to suggest they may qu Read more »
Pro-whaling countries again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary
11 September 2018
(Florianopolis, Brazil – 11 September 2018) – During day two of the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florianopolis, Brazil, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed again due to opposition from pro-wh Read more »
international whaling commission 2018
7 September 2018
Who: International Whaling Commission What: Pro and anti-whaling delegations considering a raft of issues related to whales and whaling at biennial meeting, including Japanese proposal which could threaten the worldwide ban on commercial whaling. Whe Read more »
Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and international borders
1 August 2018
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria set out to unravel migration in the world’s largest terrestrial mammal - the savanna elephant. Migration, a term often associated with wildebeest in th Read more »
Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped
27 July 2018
Hunting of minke whales has ended in Iceland. Media sources reported today that cost and poor profits has made whaling no longer economically viable closing the local whaling industry. “This is very good news for minke whales and Iceland, Read more »
Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harp
20 July 2018
Conservationists are calling for an immediate end to commercial whaling in Iceland after genetic tests revealed a whale harpooned in Icelandic waters earlier this month was a rare blue/fin whale hybrid. There was international outcry after it was rev Read more »
30 June 2018
Thousands of Icelanders and visiting tourists are expected to celebrate whales and show their support for whale protection in Iceland this weekend, despite a resumption of fin whaling in Icelandic waters in recent days. Whale Day activities will be t Read more »
Thousands set to celebrate whales and whale watching in Iceland - despite harpoo
29 June 2018
Thousands of Icelanders and visiting tourists are expected to celebrate whales and show their support for whale protection in Iceland this weekend, despite a resumption of fin whaling in Icelandic waters in recent days. Whale Day activities will be t Read more »
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US
by adintino
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Despite fog,the WGW Research Team’s whale photography continues
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale (WGW) Research Team Read more »
North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Explor
21 July 2014 by adintino
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration Read more »
21 July 2014 by Dörte von der Reith
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Read more »
5 posts you may have missed this past month
18 July 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare program and project landscape have been particularly busy over Read more »
Ponchik survives last year's entanglement
17 July 2014 by Anna Filippova
Here is the story of one of the gray whales we see off of northeastern Sakhalin Island, Russia. Ponchik is a very well-known Read more »
South African Web Classifieds  “Bite Back” against Online Pet Traders
16 July 2014 by adintino
In what is being touted as a world first, all three of South Africa’s major online trading sites are adopting a joint Read more »
IFAW celebrates World Snake Day with this Indian trinket snake rescue story
16 July 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Today, World Snake Day, we look at a rescue unlike any other case that we had attended to. Our International Fund for Animal Read more »
Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES meeting last week.
15 July 2014 by Paul Todd
At the last Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in 2013 Read more »
Cats: This’ll make your kitty happy
15 July 2014 by Andreas Dinkelmeyer
August 8th is the global “Day of the Cat”. In order to ensure a happy co-existence of humans and cats, we are Read more »

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